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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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  • hardcover
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  • First
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Very clean, tight copy with lightest wear to black-cloth boards. Pictorial dustjacket shows no noteworthy flaws.
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Very clean, tight copy with lightest wear to black-cloth boards. Pictorial dustjacket shows no noteworthy flaws. Simon&Schuster New York 1985 1st Edition Hardback Cloth 8vo. 843 pp. 1st state of the 1st edition with "none" on page 621. Dustjacket price is $18.95. Signed by the author front free endpaper.

Synopsis

An epic story of two retired Texas Rangers on a cattle drive to Montana that is loosely basedon historic events from the 19th century, the original Lonesome Dove story was written to be a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo.” The 1970s film was to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda. However, due to casting issues, the movie was abandoned. Larry McMurtry later turned the Lonesome Dove script into a full-length Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The novel was later re-adapted to a four-part television miniseries starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Robert Urich.

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Reviews

On Aug 25 2009, Poetmaker said:
I am 64 years old and have read many books, but this novel takes the cow pie cake--so to speak. I could not put it down--it has consumed my days and nights with the most outstanding writing I have ever read. I almost wanted to scratch the palces he was describing--I felt the rope on my neck--the bug bites--smelled the smells the cowboys smelled--was happy when they were happy and ever so sad when the main characters were either killed or had to make a major decision.

A must read for everyone who says the love to read. This is a novel one must take on their trip to Mars or down an isolated jungle trip. It will keep you company better than anything else you could take with you.

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Details

book dealer
12th Street Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
BOOKS 52142 I
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Book condition
second hand - Very clean, tight copy with lightest wear to black-cloth boards. Pictorial dustjacket shows no noteworthy flaws.
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon&Schuster
Date Published
1985

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